As we enter the winter period we would like to share information about how we communicate with parents in the event of poor weather particularly heavy snow that disrupts travel.
Our priority at all times is to keep students safe and to keep school open, if it is safe to do so. Many students travel to school by public transport, particularly buses, and there are occasions when some of the roads they travel on are made very hazardous by heavy snow and ice. On such occasions we are usually advised by the bus companies that their buses cannot transport students safely, we are then obliged to consider whether we can open the school knowing that students and staff are unlikely to be able to access the sites. In the event of extremely poor weather that decision will always be made at the earliest opportunity.
Information about school closure will always be posted on our school website. If the website is down we will then post information on our school facebook page.
Financial Support from the school
The school receives dedicated additional funding to support the education and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable students.
Some of this funding is used to provide additional staffing that supports the learning, progress and wellbeing of these students.
The funding is also used to provide a range of financial support that may include:
Help to meet the cost of school trips
Help to meet the cost of learning resources, such as revision guides and text books
Help to meet the cost of uniform
Help to meet the cost of different types of tuition (music tuition, learning support etc.)
Largely the funding is directed towards students in receipt of free school meals, or those who have previously been eligible for free school meals. We do however look at each case or request independently.
If you think you need such support please contact us in confidence. In the first instance please contact our school Bursar, Mrs J Cooper either by telephone, through the main school switchboard, or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We value open communication with parents and use a range of different methods to communicate as effectively as we can. This website contains detailed information about the school and its operations, generally most information will be posted here, including all letters that are sent home.
All formal communication about events, trips and activities are communicated in writing; this information will either be posted or sent home with students. In addition we also email the content of these letters to parents.
Finally we use Twitter and Facebook to post urgent information, knowing that Facebook content is actively ‘pushed out’ to subscribers means we can usually be confident that such messages are disseminated quickly. Facebook is particularly well suited to celebrating achievements, we therefore also use it to share images of school events, trips and activities, we find that this is much appreciated by students and parents.
For full details of our communications policy see this link.
The first issue of ImberNews, the school newspaper produced by KS3 students, is available. To see it click here.
The second session will take place at Windmill Lane on Wednesday 16th April 2015.
When attending this programme please ensure that your daughter has had breakfast that morning and any missed session will be caught up at the Community Health Clinic.
Lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments during the school day at Imberhorne. For drums, piano, and guitar lessons fill out the school application form and for singing, brass, woodwind, strings and guitar go through the West Sussex Music. Please note that guitar is taught both by our school teacher and through county.
If you would like your son or daughter to have lessons see this letter for full details.
Our aim is to ensure the personal, social and educational integration of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) so that they receive a broad and balanced curriculum. We address the needs of all students in order for them to achieve their full potential. There is therefore a need to provide a curriculum and support appropriate for all.
Please see the attached document here to find out more about SEN provision in the school.
Please note that the school entrance from Dorset Avenue is only intended for pedestrian access. We cannot accommodate cars being parked in this road since it causes real congestion and has a significant impact on local residents.
We are requesting that our community police officer visits Dorset Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day to help ensure that the entrance is kept free of congestion.
If you have any unwanted football boots or trainers the KS3 P.E. Department would be very grateful for them.
Autumn Term 2014
Thursday 4th September - Friday 19th December INSET Day: Wednesday 24th September Half term: Monday 27th October - Friday 31st October INSET Day: Monday 1st December
Spring Term 2015
Monday 5th January - Friday 27th March INSET Day: Friday 13th February Half term: Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February
Summer Term 2015
Monday 13th April - Wednesday 22nd July INSET Day: Monday 20th April Half term: Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May
If you wish to enquire about the hire of our facilities please contact Jan Kirby by email, on email@example.com, by telephone on 01342 310982 or in person on a Monday between 8am and 3pm or Wednesday between 8am and 4pm.
Alternatively, contact can be made on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, between 9am and 10am only, on 01342 310982. Term Time only.
The ‘Doddle’ website provides curriculum resources to students in all Key Stages.
You can find a link to it under the
'Students' tab above.
Use this CEOP link if you are:
• a student suffering cyberbullying or on-line exploitation • a parent/carer or teacher wanting
information and resources • anyone needing to report abuse.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and On-line Protection), is the country's leading organisation dealing with child exploitation and on-line bullying.